Monday, 14 October 2013

Tomatoes and the grotty veg from the fridge

Hello from a VERY wet Derbyshire.
I spent the morning trying ( and failing) to be creative with tomatoes. I also took the sad looking vegetables lurking in the bottom of my fridge and added them to the pile. Here is the collection - just look at those grotty carrots and pathetic little peppers. On the plus side there is a bowl of pears, gifted from a friend.
 After some deliberation I have sorted the veg into five piles/recipes -  At eleven o'clock are the makings of a carrot, lentil and cumin soup. At twelve o'clock is a baking tin of vegetables for roasting (to go with a cheese leek and potato pie). At one o'clock is a tray of tomatoes for the fridge. At four o'clock is the makings of Chelmarsh Chunterings Pear Chutney and at six o'clock is the makings of a tomato and red pepper soup.
So the Carrot soup is in one of the slow cookers, while the pear chutney is in the other. the roasted veg we had with the pie tonight. It was "scheduled" for tomorrow, but I was so late getting round to making dinner I took the easy option with the pie I had already made. The tomato soup I made in my pressure cooker and have blitzed and put in the fridge for lunches.
 Expecting a few folk for lunch tomorrow. Weather permitting they will continue clearing the river bank of weeds and weed trees and cut down some more willow for the fire. I will try to take some pics.
 Last but not least a very very warm welcome to the Squirrel family. Glad to see you here
Gillx

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this post ,,i am using this Fridge from last few months i never face any kind of problem


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  2. A great days cooking, and good use of your slow cookers and pressure cooker. I like to have days like this where I get lots done at once.

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    1. Works out being a great time and money saver doesn't it?
      Gill

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  3. Thanks for the welcome :)

    I too had a tomatoey bottom of the fridge kind of day , today is an appley day :)

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    1. Me too ! Still much to do, but keep chipping away at the produce mountain.
      Gill

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